We were in the city yesterday to see what was going on for Australia Day. That day when the First Fleet arrived at Port Jackson and raised the British flag. The two shots here taken from the bridge in Elizabeth Quay. Boats heading out to claim their spot for the fireworks display later in the evening, hope those young people on the boat above have sun-cream on!
It was a different scene in Forrest Place where a group of Aboriginal and white Australians were gathering for a march to protest the date of Australia Day. It's worth a read of the short news article here (would have happened soon after we left the city) to get an insight into how Australians both indigenous and white view the celebration date. A statement from one of the white pro-keeping the date "if we keep changing dates and things then we'll lose our identity as a nation" Whaaat! That's just ridiculous! As far as I know the date has never been changed before and seriously, as we did invade back in 1788, I'm pretty sure we weren't invited, it's the least we can do. Everyone has heard the Aussie greeting g'day mate, well how about May8.. get it 'mate' :) Happy weekend, take care and stay safe..